The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is ... See full summary »
On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were... See full summary »
After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank ... See full summary »
Shot over four years, THE CHOIR is the story of Jabulani Shabangu and a group of fellow inmates who are battling to survive in Leeukwop Prison -- South Africa's largest prison. Jabulani is ... See full summary »
This latest documentary film by Michael Apted (7Up series, Gorillas in the Mist, Nell) explores the creative process through candid discussion with seven artists from diverse media. David ... See full summary »
A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.
A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for ... See full summary »
The aspirant nun Céline vel Hadewijch is invited to leave the convent where she studies and she returns to the house of her mother in Paris. Céline meets her outcast Muslim teenage friend ... See full summary »
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember"... See full summary »
The Power of the Game is a documentary based around the 2006 World Cup in Germany. It follows the qualification campaigns of the national teams in South Africa, Iran and USA, whilst commenting on various issues within the world of football such as racism in Europe, difficulties of female soccer fans in Iran, overcoming apartheid in South African soccer and overcoming apathy in USA soccer. It is a very insightful and generally entertaining documentary. However, one expects more from a documentary directed by Michael Apted who is responsible for the ground breaking 7Up, 28 Up, etc. series. Also, for a documentary about the most popular sport in the world there is far too little football action. The Power of the Game seems to be mainly aimed at TV audiences and, as such, it's fine. It is, however, not a movie that I would pay to go and see in a cinema.
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